Playbill.com : Combined Feed Copyright (c) %2014 Playbill.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. http://www.playbill.com/ Playbill.com : Combined Feed en-us 04/21/2014 05:43:23 AM 60 A LIFE IN THE THEATRE: The Nine Lives of Maury Yeston Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190211-A-LIFE-IN-THE-THEATRE-The-Nine-Lives-of-Maury-Yeston- Meet Maury Yeston, award-winning composer of Nine, Grand Hotel and Titanic.

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Mervyn Rothstein
Living La Vida LaChanze: Tony and Emmy Winner Talks Broadway Return in If/Then Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190198-Living-La-Vida-LaChanze-Tony-and-Emmy-Winner-Talks-Broadway-Return-in-If-Then Award-winning actress LaChanze talks with Playbill.com about returning to the Broadway stage for the first time in almost ten years in the new musical If/Then.

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Karu F. Daniels
A Swell Party with Moss Hart and Friends, Featuring Victoria Clark, Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale and Stephen Colbert, Held April 21 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190194-A-Swell-Party-with-Moss-Hart-and-Friends-Featuring-Victoria-Clark-Kelli-OHara-Steven-Pasquale-and-Stephen-Colbert-Held-April-21 Tony Award winner Victoria Clark, Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale and Stephen Colbert are part of Act Two: A Swell Party with Moss Hart and Friends, a benefit for Lincoln Center Theater, April 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

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Adam Hetrick
Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman Co-Star in Sharr White's Annapurna, Opening Off-Broadway April 21 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190193-Megan-Mullally-and-Nick-Offerman-Co-Star-in-Sharr-Whites-Annapurna-Opening-Off-Broadway-April-21 Emmy Award winner Megan Mullally and her husband Nick Offerman co-star as estranged lovers in the New York premiere of Sharr White's Annapurna, which officially opens Off-Broadway April 21 after previews that began April 13 at the Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row.

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Adam Hetrick
Helen Hayes Awards Presented April 21; Rachel York, Erin Weaver and The Laramie Project Among Nominees Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190184-Helen-Hayes-Awards-Presented-April-21-Rachel-York-Erin-Weaver-and-The-Laramie-Project-Among-Nominees The 30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards are held April 21 at the National Building Museum.

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Carey Purcell
World Premiere of Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra Opens Off-Broadway April 21 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190183-World-Premiere-of-Your-Mothers-Copy-of-the-Kama-Sutra-Opens-Off-Broadway-April-21 Your Mother's Copy of the Kama Sutra, Kirk Lynn's new comedy about sexual histories, officially opens April 21 at Playwrights Horizons, following previews that began March 29. 

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Carey Purcell
Drama League's Up Close Series Features Tony Winner Donna Murphy April 21 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190181-Drama-Leagues-Up-Close-Series-Features-Tony-Winner-Donna-Murphy-April-21 Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Donna Murphy is featured in the Drama League's Up Close series April 21 at 7 PM.

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Carey Purcell
New York Cast and Creators of Fun Home Perform Concert at College of Charleston April 21 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190179-New-York-Cast-and-Creators-of-Fun-Home-Perform-Concert-at-College-of-Charleston-April-21 The original cast and creative team of the Public Theater production of Fun Home, a 2014 Pulitzer Prize finalist based on the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, reunite for two special concert stagings at the College of Charleston April 21.

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Adam Hetrick
The Velocity of Autumn, Starring Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella, Opens on Broadway April 21 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190178-The-Velocity-of-Autumn-Starring-Estelle-Parsons-and-Stephen-Spinella-Opens-on-Broadway-April-21 Eric Coble's new family drama The Velocity of Autumn, starring Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella, opens on Broadway at the Booth Theatre April 21, following previews that began April 1. 

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Carey Purcell
If It Only Even Runs a Minute, With Hunter Foster, Chip Zien, Lesli Margherita and More, Held April 21 at 54 Below Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190174-If-It-Only-Even-Runs-a-Minute-With-Hunter-Foster-Chip-Zien-Lesli-Margherita-and-More-Held-April-21-at-54-Below The 12th edition of the Bistro Award-winning series If It Only Even Runs a Minute, celebrating rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales and inspiring photos from underappreciated musicals, is held April 21 at 54 Below.

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Michael Gioia
Theatreworks USA's Lightning Thief Benefit, With Teal Wicks, Kathleen Chalfant, Chuck Cooper and More, Held April 21 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190158-Theatreworks-USAs-Lightning-Thief-Benefit-With-Teal-Wicks-Kathleen-Chalfant-Chuck-Cooper-and-More-Held-April-21 Theatreworks USA's benefit concert of the new musical The Lightning Thief, directed by Stephen Brackett and choreographed by Sam Pinkleton, is held April 21 at 7 PM at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre.

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Michael Gioia and Andrew Gans
Free NYC Reading of David L. Kimple's Mare in the Men's Room, With Justin Bowen, Elizabeth Burton, Offered April 21 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190153-Free-NYC-Reading-of-David-L-Kimples-Mare-in-the-Mens-Room-With-Justin-Bowen-Elizabeth-Burton-Offered-April-21 A free reading of David L. Kimple's new play Mare in the Men's Room, about a woman rediscovering life as a drag king, is presented April 21 at the East 13th Street Theatre.

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Michael Gioia
Stage and Screen Actors Populate Paul Sorvino's Lear Adaptation April 21 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190127-Stage-and-Screen-Actors-Populate-Paul-Sorvinos-Lear-Adaptation-April-21 Shrunken Shakespeare Company's 2014 Fundraiser Gala, which includes a reading of Paul Sorvino’s world-premiere adaption of Lear, is presented April 21 at 7:30 PM at TBG Theatre.

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Andrew Gans
Songwriters Stephen Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwartz and More Band Together April 21 to Stop Sheet Music Piracy Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190162-Songwriters-Stephen-Sondheim-Lin-Manuel-Miranda-Stephen-Schwartz-and-More-Band-Together-April-21-to-Stop-Sheet-Music-Piracy The Dramatists Guild's Anti-Piracy Committee hosts its first anti-piracy awareness event April 21 from 5 PM–7 PM in New York City. Tony winners Stephen Sondheim and Lin-Manuel Miranda and Grammy winner Stephen Schwartz are scheduled to be in attendance.

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Michael Gioia
Carrie St. Louis Joins Broadway Cast of Rock of Ages April 21 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190128-Carrie-St-Louis-Joins-Broadway-Cast-of-Rock-of-Ages-April-21 The five-time Tony Award-nominated hit musical Rock of Ages welcomes Carrie St. Louis to the lead role of Sherrie beginning April 21 at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

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Andrew Gans
28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Presented April 21-22 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190168-28th-Annual-Easter-Bonnet-Competition-Presented-April-21-22 The 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition is presented April 21 at 4:30 PM and April 22 at 2 PM at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre, the current home of the Tony-winning The Lion King. The two performances benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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Andrew Gans
PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: APRIL 21 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/69016-PLAYBILL-VAULTS-Today-In-Theatre-History-APRIL-21 1925 Tallulah Bankhead and Edna Best are Fallen Angels at London's Globe Theatre. Noël Coward's comedy describes two wives who get drunk while trying to get even with their husbands for their indifference. Angels will fly for 158 performances.

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David Gewirtzman and Anne Bradley and Ernio Hernandez
PHOTO CALL: Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan, Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet Arrivals Mon, 21 Apr 2014 02:16 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190218-PHOTO-CALL-Martin-McDonaghs-The-Cripple-of-Inishmaan-Starring-Daniel-Radcliffe-Opens-on-Broadway-Red-Carpet-Arrivals The Cripple of Inishmaan, starring Daniel Radcliffe, officially opened on Broadway April 20 at the Cort Theatre.]]> Matthew Blank "All the World's a Stage" for Barry Edelstein, Old Globe's Artistic Director and Shakespeare Aficionado Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:01 GMT http://www.playbill.com/features/article/190216-All-the-Worlds-a-Stage-for-Barry-Edelstein-Old-Globes-Artistic-Director-and-Shakespeare-Aficionado Old Globe Theatre's artistic director Barry Edelstein talks with Playbill.com about presenting works by William Shakespeare and bringing them to the West coast's Old Globe.

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Evan Henerson
"All the World's a Stage" for Barry Edelstein, Old Globe's Artistic Director and Shakespeare Aficionado Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:01 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190209-All-the-Worlds-a-Stage-for-Barry-Edelstein-Old-Globes-Artistic-Director-and-Shakespeare-Aficionado Old Globe Theatre's artistic director Barry Edelstein talks with Playbill.com about presenting works by William Shakespeare and bringing them to the West coast's Old Globe.

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Evan Henerson
ON THE RECORD: A Gentleman's Guide, Les Misérables, Billy Porter and More Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:01 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190195-ON-THE-RECORD-A-Gentlemans-Guide-Les-Misrables-Billy-Porter-and-More This week's column discusses the cast recordings of A Gentleman's Guide, Les Misérables, Murder for Two, Privates on Parade and Billy Porter's solo CD "Billy's Back on Broadway," as well as Christine Ebersole's "Strings Attached."

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Steven Suskin
PLAYBILL VIDEO WEEK IN REVIEW: Steven Pasquale, Bullets Over Broadway, Lady Day at Emerson's with Audra McDonald, Olivier Awards Red Carpet and More Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190213-PLAYBILL-VIDEO-WEEK-IN-REVIEW-Steven-Pasquale-Bullets-Over-Broadway-Lady-Day-at-Emersons-with-Audra-McDonald-Olivier-Awards-Red-Carpet-and-More Playbill Staff PLAYBILL POLL: In What Role Should Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth Return to Broadway? Readers Respond Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190207-PLAYBILL-POLL-In-What-Role-Should-Tony-Winner-Kristin-Chenoweth-Return-to-Broadway-Readers-Respond Kristin Chenoweth, a Tony Award winner for her performance in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, recently announced on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" that she will be returning to Broadway. This statement made us think: What role would we like to see her play?

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Schools of the Stars: Where Violet Cast and Creators Went to College Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190200-Schools-of-the-Stars-Where-Violet-Cast-and-Creators-Went-to-College Where the principals of the Broadway musical Violet pursued their college studies.

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Robert Viagas
"Let It Sing": Broadway Premiere of Violet, Starring Sutton Foster, Opens April 20 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190177-Let-It-Sing-Broadway-Premiere-of-Violet-Starring-Sutton-Foster-Opens-April-20 The Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of Violet, starring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, officially opens at the American Airlines Theatre April 20 following previews that began March 28. 

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Carey Purcell
World Premiere of The Mysteries, Retelling of the Bible Written by 48 Playwrights, Opens April 20 at The Flea Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190176-World-Premiere-of-The-Mysteries-Retelling-of-the-Bible-Written-by-48-Playwrights-Opens-April-20-at-The-Flea The Flea Theater's world-premiere production of The Mysteries, a radical retelling of the Bible written by 48 playwrights, including David Henry Hwang and Billy Porter, officially opens April 20.

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Michael Gioia
Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan, Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Opens on Broadway April 20 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190175-Martin-McDonaghs-The-Cripple-of-Inishmaan-Starring-Daniel-Radcliffe-Opens-on-Broadway-April-20 Following a sold-out London run, the Michael Grandage production of Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan, starring Daniel Radcliffe, officially opens on Broadway April 20 at the Cort Theatre.

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Adam Hetrick
"In My Dreams," Starring Katharine McPhee and Directed by Kenny Leon, Airs on ABC April 20 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190126-In-My-Dreams-Starring-Katharine-McPhee-and-Directed-by-Kenny-Leon-Airs-on-ABC-April-20 "In My Dreams," a new Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, makes its premiere April 20 at 9 PM ET on ABC; check local listings.

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Andrew Gans
PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: APRIL 20 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/69008-PLAYBILL-VAULTS-Today-In-Theatre-History-APRIL-20 1908 The four Cohans (George, Helen, Jerry and Josephine) are the stars of The Yankee Prince. George M. Cohan wrote, directed and co-produced this musical at Broadway's Knickerbocker Theatre. It will run 119 performances.

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David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas and Anne Bradley
From Playwrights Horizons to Broadway: A History of the Musical Violet Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/features/article/190215-From-Playwrights-Horizons-to-Broadway-A-History-of-the-Musical-Violet Playbill.com offers a look at the history of the musical Violet, which opens on Broadway April 20.

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Robert Simonson
Star Quality: Broadway's Best Belting Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/features/article/190214-Star-Quality-Broadways-Best-Belting- Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a collection of the best belting performances by Broadway leading ladies.

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Ben Rimalower
CELEBRITY BUZZ: Lady Day With Audra McDonald, Plus James Franco, Jessie Mueller, Steven Pasquale and More Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190212-CELEBRITY-BUZZ-Lady-Day-With-Audra-McDonald-Plus-James-Franco-Jessie-Mueller-Steven-Pasquale-and-More ]]> Playbill Staff STAGE VIEWS: Broadway and "Boychoir" Star Janine DiVita Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/features/article/190202-STAGE-VIEWS-Broadway-and-Boychoir-Star-Janine-DiVita Playbill.com's series features actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they're looking forward to and more.

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Andrew Gans
Greed: A Musical for Our Times, Starring Tony Nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Closes Off-Broadway April 19 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190173-Greed-A-Musical-for-Our-Times-Starring-Tony-Nominee-Stephanie-DAbruzzo-Closes-Off-Broadway-April-19 The new Michael Roberts musical Greed, which officially opened Off-Broadway April 3 at New World Stages, ends its run April 19.

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Adam Hetrick and Andrew Gans
"A Day Late and a Dollar Short," Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Anika Noni Rose and Mekhi Phifer, Airs on Lifetime April 19 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190172-A-Day-Late-and-a-Dollar-Short-Starring-Whoopi-Goldberg-Anika-Noni-Rose-and-Mekhi-Phifer-Airs-on-Lifetime-April-19 Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg stars in the film "A Day Late and a Dollar Short," which airs on Lifetime April 19. 

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Carey Purcell
Autobiographical Play My Mother Has 4 Noses Ends Off-Broadway Run April 19 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190171-Autobiographical-Play-My-Mother-Has-4-Noses-Ends-Off-Broadway-Run-April-19 The New York premiere of My Mother Has 4 Noses, the autobiographical musical play about caring for an ailing parent, concludes its Off-Broadway run at The Duke April 19.

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Carey Purcell
One-Night-Only Reefer Madness Concert, Featuring Alan Cumming, Lesli Margherita and Constantine Maroulis, Presented April 19 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190169-One-Night-Only-Reefer-Madness-Concert-Featuring-Alan-Cumming-Lesli-Margherita-and-Constantine-Maroulis-Presented-April-19 A one-night-only concert of the cult classic Reefer Madness, benefiting Baby Quest Foundation, is held at New World Stages April 19 at 11:59 PM. 

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Carey Purcell
La Mirada's Cats, Featuring Todrick Hall as Rum Tum Tugger, Opens April 19 in CA Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190164-La-Miradas-Cats-Featuring-Todrick-Hall-as-Rum-Tum-Tugger-Opens-April-19-in-CA La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the Tony Award-winning musical Cats, featuring Broadway actor and YouTube sensation Todrick Hall as Rum Tum Tugger, opening April 19 in La Mirada, CA.

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Michael Gioia
Brett Ryback Premieres Songs I Wrote at 54 Below With Lesli Margherita, Melissa van der Schyff and More Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190160-Brett-Ryback-Premieres-Songs-I-Wrote-at-54-Below-With-Lesli-Margherita-Melissa-van-der-Schyff-and-More Actor, composer and writer Brett Ryback premieres new songs at 54 Below in Songs I Wrote, featuring his work as a composer-lyricist, April 19. Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita and Melissa van der Schyff are among the evening's lineup.

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Michael Gioia
Star Quality: Broadway's Best Belting Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:00 GMT http://www.playbill.com/news/article/190142-Star-Quality-Broadways-Best-Belting- Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a collection of the best belting performances by Broadway leading ladies.

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Ben Rimalower